Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“Unlike other law firms, we are clients and friends all on a first-name basis, and even though not a significant client, I still receive first-class attention.”

Bart Eisner – President and Owner, The Eisner Companies

Passion.

passion \pa-shən\ n [ME, fr. OF, fr. LL passion-, passio suffering, being acted upon, fr. L. passus, pp. of pati to suffer — more at PATIENT] (12c) 1 a: Giving a substantial piece of ourselves in all that we do professionally and personally b: the drive that is deeply rooted in our souls and that which we pour into our work and client relationships 2 a: going the extra mile(s) b: pushing the envelope 3 a: doing whatever it takes to get the job done right b: working in the best interest of our clients, even if we leave some profit on the table doing it

We like the word "passion" because it truly describes an intense piece of us, and not every lawyer would be so bold as to describe themselves as passionate – but we do. We gain incredible satisfaction from the practice of law, and that drives us to work harder, longer, and smarter to commit ourselves fully to our client's objective. Our enthusiasm for our craft is infectious, and we find that our clients come to enjoy our interaction, since we have realized that a hard day's work also needs to include a bit of fun. The next thing they know, we've successfully finalized their deal or won their case, and we sure did enjoy it too. It is not by accident that their success is the product of our passion.

Experience. Passion. Solutions.

Did You Know . . .

Members of the SLS trial group have tried in excess of 50 jury trials and 75 bench trials?

The SLS construction group has worked on sports stadiums across the country including Orioles Park in Baltimore and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati?

The SLS construction group has worked on power plant projects across the country?

In 2007 SLS was selected for an Honorable Mention as one of the Best Places To Work in Washington DC?

Ron Shapiro, Steve Schram and Judd Lifschitz have all been selected as SuperLawyers by Law and Politics?

The SLS office building is an historic townhouse constructed in the late 1800s?

SLS has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm?

SLS trial lawyers have argued appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 9th, D.C. and Federal Circuit?

SLS trial lawyers have been lead trial counsel in cases in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia, - to name just a few?

Virtually all the cases that SLS trial lawyers mediated have been favorably settled at mediation?

The transactional group at SLS was lead counsel on one of the largest, most complex mixed-use projects in downtown Washington, DC involving 4 lenders and 6 property owners?

In appreciation for the outstanding efforts of each of its employees during 2007, SLS gave everyone (attorneys, paralegals, and staff) a 4 day/3 night expense paid trip to Key West, Florida?

The transactional group at SLS has represented tenants in more than 200 retail leases in the Mid-Atlantic region?

Every attorney in the transactional group at SLS has at least 15 years experience?

The transactional group at SLS has represented developers in the purchase, construction, financing and/or sale of more than 75 multi-family apartment projects?

The transactional group at SLS has represented real estate investors and developers with respect to property in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and the U.S. Virginia Islands?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented eight national banks in commercial real estate loans?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented the FDIC, the Resolution Trust Corporation and several banking institutions in loan workout transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region?

The transactional group at SLS has represented homebuilders and commercial real estate developers in work-outs of individual loans and also for work-outs of large portfolios involving dozens of properties in several states?

The trial lawyers of SLS have numerous reported decisions to their credit?